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Silver Point Recall (18 years)

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScDInstructional, Silver Point Removal, Recall Observations, All by Date


CBCT saggital plane capture showing a small periapical radiolucency over the mesial root (#19, 2012)

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Learn the long term effects of narrow interseptal bone and the value of learning from long term recall data

Case: Patient presented with periodontal symptoms 18 years after having nonsurgical retreatment

Patient: 76-year-old female with high cholesterol (taking statins)

Chief Complaint: (1994) dull ache, (2012) severe gum bleeding

Dental History: Initial root canal treatment with silver points was performed 30-40 years prior to the recall examination (tooth #19). The patient returned 18 years after the author’s retreatment for an evaluation of severe periodontal inflammation (#19).

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